9 of the Best Honeymoon Hotels & Villas in Santorini
There may be 227 Greek Islands glistening in the Mediterranean but for loved-up couples looking to ‘flee to the sea’ for their honeymoon, there can be no greater destination for romance then Santorini. Dropped in the Aegean Sea, it owes its rugged landscape to its former Volcanic residence, providing an intimate setting for insta-worthy getaways.
The Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotels in Santorini
With white washed walls, windmills and the occasional donkey reminding you of its Greek heritage, it’s as if you stepped inside a copy of Condè Nast Traveller. The well-tested formula of sun, sea and sizzling Greek mezes make for a perfect honeymoon combination.
So, sit back and indulge in our handpicked Santorini honeymoon gems…
For an authentic Santorini Greece experience, Andronis does its best to captivate and impress everyone that passes through its elegant doors. With sublime private luxury villas for guests to sink into, it’s a wonderful base to enjoy and explore the wider region.
Then again, you could be forgiven for relaxing back into the Evexia Spa on site. With a spa menu to rival its impressive bar menu, it’s hard to know where to begin. The treatments on offer are uplifting, revitalising and good for the soul – when in doubt, opt for a ‘couples connect’, to alight the senses.
Known for its five-star hospitality, it’s more than worthy for your honeymoon, complete with dipping pools, and heavenly sundowners at sunset – yamas, as the locals say!
Hailing from the Greek word for ‘story’, Istoria is the perfect place to start a new chapter in your life, as husband and wife. This intimate beachside retreat enjoys a privileged coastal position set upon 2km of iconic volcanic black sand. Flanked by ancient olive trees, wild herbs and clifftop mountains, it’s the perfect setting for settling into married life.
When the sun goes down, the Istoria spirit brings a touch of splendour with a fabulous rustic food and wine menu at the helm of celebrated chef Alexandros Tsiotinis. As night falls, chill out in the calm and quiet suites – there’s six to choose from.
Why not go all-out and opt for the 50 square meter ‘Storia suite’, complete with its own terrace, hot-tub and sun deck. It’s the best place to write the next part of your love story…
Canaves Oia Epitome
Carved into the rocks, and perched high above the quiet fishing village below, Canaves is everything you’d expect from a picture-postcard of Santorini. This boutique venue is the ideal getting away esacpe, with just eight exclusive villas in total – many of these including their own Insta-worthy plunge pool.
Picturesque, private and tranquil, it ticks all the boxes for a heavenly honeymoon. The fairytale venue delivers traditional Cycladic architecture, with modern design and elegance, offering the perfect backdrop for all your holiday photos, that you’ll be drooling over for many months and years to come.
White Ark, Firo
Take a front-row seat to the best sunsets and vistas of the Cyclades at Whiteark. This one-of-a-kind villa is the perfect sanctuary for starting married life on the right foot. There’s uninterrupted jaw-dropping views from every angle, which make for a hopelessly romantic setting.
Where you chose to relax is the biggest quandary you’ll have all holiday: from your private infinity pool to the edge of the modern bar. To top it off, the first-class hospitality will ensure your every need is met – be it organising an exclusive candlelight dinner, a private wine tour, or bespoke beauty treatments – nothing is too much trouble.
The serene setting of Bellonias Villas makes it one of the most in-demand venues for those who have just put a ring on it. This charming waterside residence offers a combination of private beachside chic and poolside glamour, with plenty of space to unwind and unravel, without being too far from civilisation.
Foodies will enjoy the inspiring menu of delights, along with its never-ending cocktail menu. If you’re looking for a fun destination to celebrate your nuptials – you’ve come to the right place!
For small-island living, rooms are impressively spacious and well-equipped, ensuring your stay is comfortable and cosy. Offering the ultimate in beach elegance, affordable luxe never looked better.
Grace Hotel Santorini
Grace Hotel has it all – come for the views and stay for the hospitality, in this delightful five-star luxury residence. Not just a honeymoon favourite, it’s also one of the top wedding proposal locations on the island, and it’s easy to see why.
With dreamlike views out to sea, and whitewashed buildings giving life to its coastal walls, you can be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped inside a movie set. With a seductive menu from renowned chef Jean-Charles Metayer, expect a platter of delights paying homage to the Greek gastronomic scene.
All in all, it’s one of the top hotels the island has to offer.
With capacity for up to 15 guests, things never get too busy at Casa Dana, making it all the merrier for the attentive service you deserve on your honeymoon. Sit back and enjoy the views of turquoise waters rising up, framed against high mountain ranges and sun kissed sunsets. It effortlessly ekes romance from every crevasse.
Impeccably designed, its Infinity Suites are decorated to the highest standard, with one-off oak pieces and modern furniture adorning its cosy caverns. If you can even begin to prize yourself away, you’re not too far from the local town of Fira, known for its buzzing nightlife and fabulous restaurants. Go on, you deserve a night out!
Kapari Natural Resort
For maximum minimalism, Kapari does it better than the rest. Here you can fully unwind in luxurious stylish surroundings, that pay homage to this Cycladic haven. Relaxation is always on the menu, alongside an impressive food and wine list.
And whilst the room service is what you came for, the stunning setting overlooks clear waters below, making you reach for your selfie stick – simply put, you won’t be able to resist the views.
These luxury dwellings have recently been renovated, but date back 300 years, making it the perfect combination of authentic Greek flair, meeting modern design.
Santorini is not only the perfect place for your honeymoon, but also your destination wedding. There are plenty of beautiful venues that are ideal for small and intimate wedding soirees, as well as epic celebrations full of family and friends in luxurious Greek resorts.
Check out our exclusive wedding venues in Greece here.